Stick Figure's Single "Easy Runaway" | Review

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Submitted by Nick Gumas on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 1:13 pm

Whether you’re a fan of Reggae, or you’re just here for Cocoa the Tour Dog, Stick Figure has always found a way to keep their fans happy. As one of modern Reggae’s more entertaining bands to see live, they put out an energy that just cannot be replicated.

Stick Figure dropped their newest single, Easy Runaway, just in time to start off the weekend.  Celebrating their current tour, the new single highlights the features we have come to expect from the group.

A transic, up-tempo beat and smooth percussion start the song in classic Stick Figure fashion.  With an aura reminiscent of many songs on their 2015 album Set in Stone, the song immediately grounds loyal fans to the band’s trademark vibe.  The song features humbling lyrics about personal transformation, and the never-ending quest we all are on to become a better person.  “I’m a hundred million miles from where I thought I was, I’m starting to become the person that I knew I could” are lyrics that serve as powerful reminders that we all have room for growth, but to not disregard how far we have all come from who we all used to be.

I choose to interpret this song as a status report to the personal development of the band.  While their journeys have taken them around the world, they still see the room they have to grow, but are not overwhelmed with the pressure to do so too fast.  An interesting introspective on life, and very close to the heart of all that Reggae stands for.

Easy Runaway is an easy listening experience that delivers what it promises, so, like the lyrics go, lets sit back and have a listen.

Stick Figure is currently on tour alongside Twiddle and Iya Terra.  Be sure to get your tickets when they pass through your home town.

1/24 - Delmar Hall - St. Louis, MO
1/25 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE
1/27 - Hangar House - Salt Lake City, UT
1/30 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
1/31 - Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
2/1 - Showbox Sodo - Seattle, WA
2/2 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
2/3 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
2/7 - Crystal Bay Club - Crystal Bay, NV
2/8 - Fremont Theater - San Luis Obispo, CA
2/9 - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV

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